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    Default Aventus way too overrated?

    I mean dont get me wrong guys. I like the smell but its nothing spectacular.

    I feel like most people who brag about aventus is almost brain washed by the hype created by others.

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    I think it's great. Not overrated to me.
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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    I think it varies on the person.

    To me, it's one of the best of all time. It will go down in history as a classic.

    However, others will probably feel differently about it.

    The fact that it elicits such a wide variations of reaction is a testament to its genius.

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I mean dont get me wrong guys. I like the smell but its nothing spectacular.

    I feel like most people who brag about aventus is almost brain washed by the hype created by others.
    Nothing special to me. Then again I haven't met a Creed that's worth its asking price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoomBoom View Post
    Nothing special to me. Then again I haven't met a creed that's worth its asking price.
    Aventus is the best by Creed. But is it worth the pricetag? No.

    For $300 dollars, I can get much better quality than Creed. I would pick Tom Ford over Creed. Creed is about the same quality as fragrances like Terre d'Hermes. Creed is a step above department store designer fragrances, but not as good as TF private line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellgood4u View Post
    Aventus is the best by Creed. But is it worth the pricetag? No.

    For $300 dollars, I can get much better quality than Creed. I would pick Tom Ford over Creed. Creed is about the same quality as fragrances like Terre d'Hermes. Creed is a step above department store designer fragrances, but not as good as TF private line.
    I can readily agree with that. I'd also add Bond no.9 into the equation, no better than Creed in terms of quality compared to asking price.

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Anything that is great can be considered overrated.

    It shouldn't matter to the person posing the question. Either you like it or you don't.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellgood4u View Post
    Aventus is the best by Creed. But is it worth the pricetag? No.

    For $300 dollars, I can get much better quality than Creed. I would pick Tom Ford over Creed. Creed is about the same quality as fragrances like Terre d'Hermes. Creed is a step above department store designer fragrances, but not as good as TF private line.
    I agree to the above - as I have mentioned in the past, maybe spending 300 for vintage Creed's are logical, but today's version is too watered down IMO & experience. Today's house of Creed = House of Greed.

    Way overrated, as is Bond # 9 - shouldn't pay more than 150 -200 max for either of the brands...By Kilian's can also be thrown to the loop, but I like their parfums, which I would rate higher than either of the Creed or Bond brands, so I buy only their refills and buy a good atomizer from outside. I don't care for their jewel box package...Packaging is important, but to spend as much as u spend for the juice inside is ridiculous...
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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by taint it sweet View Post
    I think it's great. Not overrated to me.
    Nor to me.

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    All I see is hype with this scent. Tried it out and it was just 'meh' to me.

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    Tried it a few times now, tried to like it, but just can't get past the price. The scent doesn't blow me away on application or in the drydown, and longevity is average at best. Top dollar prices demand top dollar performance in all areas, and Aventus just does not fit the bill for me.

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    It is both overrated and quite frankly not very good, IMO.
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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Is it overrated? Yes. However, its a good scent. With that pricepoint an interesting alternative to consider would be Rivages des Syrtes-MDCI. And its still less expensive than Creed. (Without the bust, of course.)
    It was a calculated risk. Unfortunately, I'm bad at math.
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    I would say so, I got told I smelt like a pencil case when wearing it.

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    On me, it fell flat. On one of my friends, it was great, so it became a nice, if unintended, gift. Oh well, I learned my lesson: try, try, try before you buy.

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Honestly I'm not a fan but it is what it is. Not Creed's fault if someone were to buy a bottle based on hype.
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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    It is both overrated and quite frankly not very good, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB79 View Post
    I would say so, I got told I smelt like a pencil case when wearing it.
    Are you sure you weren't carrying a pencil case?
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    Aventus is a magnificent composition imo.

    One of my top 5 all time.

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    It's maybe because of all the hype some people are determined not to like it. I think it's one of their better masculines.

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I mean dont get me wrong guys. I like the smell but its nothing spectacular.

    I feel like most people who brag about aventus is almost brain washed by the hype created by others.
    1. Thousands honestly love it.
    2. Thousands love it because others love it.
    3. Thousands hate it because of the first two.
    4. Thousands honestly don't like it.

    Now, someone can make a poll, we can all honestly vote from now till eternity, and finally kill these tired Aventus threads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I mean dont get me wrong guys. I like the smell but its nothing spectacular.

    I feel like most people who brag about aventus is almost brain washed by the hype created by others.
    Yes it is. Stay true to what your nose tells you; not others.

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

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    But that's just me.

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    i think we need to respect each person opinion... in this case each nose...

    its quite pricey... i think thats where some hate comes from...

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    I find it VERY overrated but it is only due to the hype, not as much the juice being horrible. It is well blended stuff but the pineapple, no matter the batch, wears me down. I even like the longevity. I'll just never get over wearing a slightly smoky pineapple. To me that makes it more of an OK fragrance. Not enough to be getting the love it gets.

    So i'm in the honestly don't like it crowd just because of the ingredients. If you gave me that blending and longevity of anything else I liked I'd love it.
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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Aventus is extremely average. The only reason people love it so much is 1.The Hype 2.It's made by Creed 3. It's got a cool sounding name 4. It's expensive(people seem to feel more important when wearing expensive colognes)

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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Wow very interesting Thread. I personally won't spend that much on a scent but I would love to try it out. Makes me think thou if it becomes so popular that its now being sold at Walgreens would I want to wear it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmy-j View Post
    Aventus is extremely average. The only reason people love it so much is 1.The Hype 2.It's made by Creed 3. It's got a cool sounding name 4. It's expensive(people seem to feel more important when wearing expensive colognes)
    So you mean to say that the reason I love Aventus is because it's expensive and has a cool sounding name? Not because it simply smells wonderful? Wow, thanks for opening my eyes bro.
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    Default Re: Aventus way too overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    So you mean to say that the reason I love Aventus is because it's expensive and has a cool sounding name? Not because it simply smells wonderful? Wow, thanks for opening my eyes bro.

    No I dont think he means that and in reality just because some people start to think that fart smells good wouldnt make me wear a cologne made from it so yes, you are theoretically correct when saying "I wear it because I like it" but what others say about it has a lot to do with it , too.
    People do get influenced..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    what others say about it has a lot to do with it , too.
    People do get influenced..
    Granted, but these people's "opinions" say more about the people themselves rather than the fragrance in question.
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